Baking, Desserts

Rich Dark Gingerbread Cake

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Total time: 50 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 9 people

Rich Dark Gingerbread Cake

Tip: Use a silicone palette knife to ease cake around the edge before turning out.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs, Milk

Recipe tags


  • 190g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 115g treacle
  • 180g dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ ground ginger
  • 3 medium eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C.

  • Step 2

    Generously grease Ninja Foodi Zerostick Medium 20cm square tin.


  • Step 3

    Place a medium saucepan over medium-low heat and add butter, syrup and sugar. Cook stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth and melted, about 3 to 4 minutes . Then remove pan from heat to cool.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and ginger together. Add cooled butter mixture, vanilla bean paste, eggs and milk and mix together until evenly combined.

  • Step 5

    Transfer cake mixture into greased square tin. Gently tap tin on countertop to make batter level.

  • Step 6

    Place tin in oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Cooking is complete when the loaf is firm to touch and when a cocktail stick inserted in middle of loaf comes out clean.

  • Step 8

    Allow the loaf to cool in square tin for 10 minutes and before transferring the loaf to a wire rack to completely cool.

  • Step 9

    Once cooled, cut into squares to serve.